PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

This morning we began our Harvesting and Collective Sensemaking online course. Specifically these principles apply to harvesting in complex situations where you are using participatory methods to make sense of and make decisions. And what if collective learning WAS the harvest?

Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths

How to Save the World

Here is the Harvest, in alphabetical order (grouping seemingly related myths, and some of their opposites): Activism: that well-coordinated activism at the right scale can change the world.

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What harvesting tool works best?

Chris Corrigan

A colleague emailed today and asked me this question: “which tool do you use when you have to analyse the content of your harvest with groups?&#. The principle would be this: “Participatory process, participatory harvest, simple process, simple harvest&# The primary tool I use in complex decision making domains is diversity. From there we created a conversation that drew forth those insights and organized them into patterns.

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

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Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

In late January I helped plan and facilitate the INGENEAS Global Symposium, a gathering of academics, researchers, practitioners, business people and policy makers interested in the role of gender and nutrition in rural agricultural extension services in the developing world.

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Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together. I appreciate the facilitation tip.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015

Full Circle Associates

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 | Michelle Laurie rants and raves reminds us that it is that time again… drum roll… Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 Welcome to the 6th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015 Location: Beautiful Rossland, B.C., Canada Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. There will be time for lots of practice, feedback and facilitation support.

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Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Facilitation Workshop Published by Nancy White Upcoming Dates: The next workshop has not been scheduled. The first part will be two intensive weeks on the basic processes of online facilitation. ″ technologies on online facilitation. Learning Outcomes – Second Section – Facilitating in a Web 2.0

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

The program has built collaboration, trust, and connection between the Ministry of Children and Family Development, indigenous communities and organizations and people working in the social services sector. We started talking and discovered the path as we went being very careful to harvest.

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Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Facilitation Workshop Published by Nancy White Upcoming Dates: The next workshop has not been scheduled. The first part will be two intensive weeks on the basic processes of online facilitation. ″ technologies on online facilitation. Learning Outcomes – Second Section – Facilitating in a Web 2.0

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

For the last 6 years we (Michelle and Nancy) have been leading introductory workshops on graphic facilitation, the use of visuals in group process. If you are looking for a great entry point into graphic facilitation, JUMP AT THIS OFFERING for September 19-20, 2016 in Rossland BC.

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Full Circle Associates " Harvesting knowledge from text conversations

John Tropea - Delicious Community

John Smith asked me to write up the practice some of us have been nurturing on the KM4DevWiki to encourage summarizing and harvesting of learnings from key community conversations in our email list on to a wiki. We moved into harvesting what we called “Community Knowledge.&#

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

In the life of organizations and communities there are times when questions arise that just can’t be dealt with in the regular course of events. This is often when those of us who are consulting facilitators are brought into an organization.

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Chris and Herb were (and still are) both enamoured with Open Space Technology and were wondering how we could use it for various organizing around Aboriginial rights and title. Since then, I have facilitated literally hundreds of gatherings from two person retreats to international conferences using a variety of participatory methodologies.

fOSSa2011, Coders and Sketchnotes

Nancy White

After the organizers scanned the paper images, we gave each of them their own picture. My thanks to all the organizers, hosts, speakers and presenters. collaboration communities of practice community events graphic facilitation harvesting fOSSa2011 open_source sketchnotes

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Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

For some reason, many of the people I have conversed with are also paying attention to transitions – to their own, their organizations and their communities. Tuesday I facilitated an all day workshop on “Online Media and Your Neighbors.&#

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Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

Visioning therefore is not as useful as selecting a lens through which the organization can make some decisions. They can cluster these ideas by each scenario AND they can re-cluster them by each topic to give an idea of overall issues that are happening within the organization.

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Can we actually practice graphic recording after just a 4 hour workshop? Yes! Part 2

Full Circle Associates

You can see the experimentation with how to organize the ideas on the paper and a great deal of courage focusing on the images, not just relying on text. By the end of the week, our intrepid team had introduced metaphors and ways to organize space on the page along with some clever extras.

Beyond the Webinar

Full Circle Associates

” I am powerless, at the mercy of the organizers. Us/Them: It is logical for an organizer or organizing agency to want to appear well prepared for sharing their work. Think about set ups where the only ones who can use the voice tool to communicate are the organizers.

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Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

I see many strategic plans for organizations that state things like “In order to create safe communities for children we must create a system of safe and nurturing foster homes.” Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation World Cafe

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A couple of great days in Montreal

Chris Corrigan

To make matters worse, the case competition organizer had a time mix up with the conference planner meaning that our panel started 30 minutes late which gave me very little time to present. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Evaluation Facilitation Learning Travel World Cafe

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

Disclaimer: I’m an adviser to the project and my condition of participation was the ability to do this series of blog posts, because there is really useful knowledge to share, both within the colleague’s organization and more widely.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

When you do find yourself becoming disconnected from your networks and organized activities, how do you return to the fray? As facilitators how do you manage multimembership for your participants? We appreciate your confidence in our ability to organize and facilitate this!

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How chaordic design unfolds

Chris Corrigan

The next three steps of Concept, Limiting Beliefs and Structure help us to think about how we will organize ourselves to hold space for emergence. The last two steps, Practice and Harvest, help us to shape our outcomes, create a process for impact and create useful artifacts and documents of our learning process that can help others to continue the conversation. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Learning

The tyranny of flipcharts

Chris Corrigan

As I wrote this I am in an Open Space meeting where people are gathered around flipcharts, and rather than organize in tight circles, several groups are arranged in semi circles facing one person holding a marker and writing on the flipchart. This does not facilitate a good flow in a conversation, and it is rarely a useful harvest of a discussion. Putting the harvest tool in the middle of the table allows everything we are doing to be directed towards the centre.

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Musings on “community management” Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Are we talking about communities, or are we embarking on the era of network facilitation? In the past this has been about the inward set of processes around hosting, moderation and facilitation of web based discussion communities – large or small. Facilitating learning.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

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Meg Wheatley’s 12 principles for supporting healthy community

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes that is wise, but more often than not we design, host and harvest without consciousness. It is the primal human organizing tool. It is the core human organizing competency. Which youth organize naturally in community and how can we invite them to organize what is needed? But as key organizing principles, these are brilliant points of reflection for communities to engage in conversations about what is really going on.

How to be a Network Gardener

Net-Map Toolbox

They are called “Network Facilitators”, “Network Organizers” or even “Network Managers” But I think the term “Network Gardener” describes much more tanglibly, what those people do who help large and dispersed networks of people grow toward common goals. These days networks seem to be the solution for every problem that is too big and complex to be tackled by one individual or organization, from eradicating HIV/Aids to promoting peace.

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Strategic planning using the World Cafe and Open Space

Chris Corrigan

Harvested main themes in group. Developed the values for the non-profit from this harvest. Created list of what the non-profit is and is not for them to develop a story about their organization and it role in the community. the challenge was how to hold an open planning conversation on the future of the organization, but address key areas without being controlling. People self-organize their participation in a 1.5

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Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop. Harvest fail!

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Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

Are we talking about communities, or are we embarking on the era of network facilitation? In the past this has been about the inward set of processes around hosting, moderation and facilitation of web based discussion communities – large or small. Facilitating learning.

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Doug Symington Mashes Us Up | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 24 2008 Doug Symington Mashes Us Up Published by Nancy White at 12:44 pm under events , visual thinking Doug uses A N I M O T O to mash up photos and music to document a panel Chris Lott organized at Northern Voice 2008 on “The blog is dead, long live the blog!&#

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Running a Pro Action Cafe for 300 people

Chris Corrigan

Last week I was a guest keynote facilitator at Econous2017 , the annual gathering of Canadian community economic development practitioners. One important lesson for keynote facilitators when working with a conference is never expect people to remember instructions.

2017 74

Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: Updating my basic article on online facilitation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Full Circle Resources Contact Us Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sunday, April 29, 2007 Updating my basic article on online facilitation OK, what do you think should a) come out of this article, b) is missing and needs adding in, and c)needs to be better reframed for the current context. Facilitating Online Interaction Originally from: [link]. Last updated 4/07 From Websters: Facilitation Fa*cil`i*ta"tion, n.

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CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

How do you distinguish a “community&# over a “group&# or “organization&# ? I currently am looking at cultures, groups, and organizations in a workplace setting and am finding there is much overlap and/or levels between cultures and groups.

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Conversation and scaling up complexity

Chris Corrigan

That is a good summary of why I work so hard at teaching and hosting important conversations in organizations and communities. Very often the problems that people experience in organizations and communities are complex ones and the correction of these complex problems is best done at the level of simple systemic actions. The ability to sense, converse, harvest and act together depends on good hosting and good conversation.

Every herring is a word

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the advisory board of an organization called Kwi Awt Stelmexw , which supports Skwxumesh language learning and fluency. Bowen Facilitation First Nations

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The VALUE of invitation

Chris Corrigan

Michael Herman will be joining us next week for the “ Inviting Organization ” module. While Rowan and Amy and I were thinking about content we discussed some of the essential practices of invitation that facilitators, leaders and process designers should keep at hand.

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Pen and paper sense-making 2.0

Chris Corrigan

Two weeks ago in our Leadership 2020 program I experimented with using a signification framework to harvest a World Cafe. ” Participants also indicated on the post-its whether the worked for the Ministry or worked for a community organization.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Specifically she has been riffing on Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications of complexity for organizations. Instead, you need to gather information about those many simple elements and use facilitation methods to look for patterns together.

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Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

To answer these questions, renowned group facilitator Nancy White , INGENAES Associate Director Andrea Bohn , and I came up with a participatory process involving producing the actual map, facilitated sensemaking sessions, lots of commitment, as well as the essential bit of fun!

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